Kingfisher Facts: Not JUST a FISHING Bird ????‍⬛ Animal Fact Files

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Kingfishers often known as diving birds and fishing birds, but did you know that not all kingfishers actually fish? Learn more kingfisher facts on this episode of Animal Fact Files!

Scientific Name: Family - Alcedinidae
Range: Cosmopolitan outside of polar regions
Habitat: forests and forest edges, thickets, estuaries, etc.
Size: 1 foot (30 cm) long on average
Diet: fish, insects, crustaceans, lizards, snakes, mice, etc.
Threats: raptors, raccoons, dingoes, chimps, monitor lizards, etc.
Lifespan: 15 years

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Kingfisher NAME 0:00
Kingfisher TYPES 0:34
Kingfisher RANGE and APPEARANCE 1:15
Kingfisher DIET And THREATS 1:59
Kingfisher LIFE CYCLE 2:47
Kingfisher BEHAVIOR 3:32
Kingfisher CALL 4:17
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Image and Video Credits:
Zengame - https://flickr.com/photos/zengame/7079800851
dave amssie - https://flickr.com/photos/davemassie/53331139531
Ott Rebane - https://flickr.com/photos/158940298@N08/48584979831
Mikhail Kotykhov - https://flickr.com/photos/mikkot02/52355046858
devra - https://flickr.com/photos/minicooper93402/31204347093 ; https://flickr.com/photos/minicooper93402/21653184541
gailhampshire - https://flickr.com/photos/gails_pictures/15822026022 ; https://flickr.com/photos/gails_pictures/41891771075
Phil Gayton - https://flickr.com/photos/29780474@N02/48910257726
Dan Davison - https://flickr.com/photos/dannyboymalinga/6042986750
coniferconifer - https://flickr.com/photos/conifer/15796567873

Research Credits:
https://books.google.com/books?id=irOaBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA815
https://books.google.com/books?id=HlEMEAAAQBAJ&pg=PA198
https://books.google.com/books?id=VnpFDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA145
https://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2017/04/08/news/take-on-nature-why-the-kingfisher-is-known-as-the-halcyon-bird--986553
https://books.google.com/books?id=YZqxDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA177
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Alcedinidae
https://nhpbs.org/wild/Alcedinidae.asp
https://www.britannica.com/animal/kingfisher-bird
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=bioscibirdsgreatplains

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